When I took this portrait, I chose not to smile because climate change doesn’t make me feel happy. It makes me feel concerned. I wonder what the future holds for our two boys and children everywhere? While I’m relieved that Americans have elected a president who believes in science and has made climate change one of the foundations of his action plan, I can’t help but question: Will we act soon enough? Despite my worries, I choose to live in hope. I envision a positive future, where we live in harmony with our planet and one another, finding equitable solutions, sourcing our power from renewable energy, where clean air and clean water are available for all. And this we will have achieved because we worked together. Let’s do this!

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